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Faith i Branko
Branko Ristic – ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3], and UK born ‘nimble accordionist’ [The Guardian] – Faith Ristic, form the core of this international quintet – combining the accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe with double bass, guitar and drums to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. The duo met in Branko’s Romani village in 2009 – and with music as their only tool for communication – began a journey that would lead to their marriage, their album Gypsy Lover being placed in the top 10 World Music Albums in the European World Music Charts, and an successful international touring schedule.
Viktor Obsust and Stefan Melovski.will be making up the Quartet on double bass and guitar.
Recent venues this summer include The Royal Festival Hall & Glastonbury and now a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery & virtuosic. performance is promised at Fairfield House
Combine a leading virtuoso Roma Violinist from Serbia with a highly accomplished English Accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?’ – Nicolas Hooper [Composer, Harry Potter/ Disney African Cats]